The Lost Communities of Lake Oroville

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In 1968, Lake Oroville flooded the West Branch, North Fork, Middle Fork, and South Fork canyons of the Feather River. Also inundated were the communities of Las Plumas, the Big Bend Power House, Bidwell Bar, and Enterprise. In 1994, Feather Falls Village, located above the lake, also ceased to exist due to a totally different situation. But all of these communities had one thing in common: there were people who had resided in them for decades and who still have an emotional connection to them. This book attempts to preserve some of the history of those areas and also tries to show some of what it was like to live in those now almost forgotten communities.
ISBN: 9781467123990
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 207
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Larry R. Matthews has been writing about Northern California history since 1998 and is the author of Arcadia's The Building of the Oroville Dam book. Author Scott C. Roberts enjoys uncovering local history and exploring historical sites and also helped in the research for the Oroville Dam book. Some images in this book came from various museums and historical societies. A large portion of the images were contributed by those who resided in the communities covered by this book.
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